After seeing the summer tournaments and the first 4 rounds, I feel reasonably confident in Makarova going all the way in USO 2014. Makarova , unlike other fellow country women, is not a head case and plays steadily. Has decent technique , serve and all round game. Beating Azarenka in this shape is not hard. She has beaten Serena at AO and she has big wins at majors including Venus. Serena seems nervous the end of set / closing out matches and I think that is where Makarova has an advantage. The other side of the draw will not be the winner as far as I am concerned. Opinions ?